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  • coal discovered

    coal was first discovered by euroopeans in australia at the mouth of the hunter river by a escaped convict william byrant.
  • coal discovered

    the next coal discovered was in australia on the south coast of new south wales by william clarke
  • first coal mine

    the first coalmine in australia was established near the mouth of the hunter river
  • government set up a settlement

    governor king set up a new permanent settlement and named it newcastle.
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    coal used for the production of salt

    one of newcastle first uses of its coal was when salt was produced.